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Van Gogh’s Mental Illness
Gail Saltz   Apr 7, 2016   Big Think  

Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz discusses the artistic qualities that make Vincent van Gogh legendary, and how his unusual personality, affected by a certain mental disorder, affected his work. We know, for example, that Van Gogh was both highly disagreeable and “sticky,” meaning he had a deep need for friendship despite his quarrelsome nature.




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